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April 19, 2011

Laguna Hills, CA – Today the family and friends of John Lamb will get the chance to see him pitch against the Corpus Christi Hooks (3-8), Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Whataburger Field in Texas. It’s not everyday during a minor league baseball career that family and friends get to see coverage of a player’s performance. Timing and distance will typically interfere with most if not all games during a professional baseball season for me to actually see my son throw during a game. Rest assured I will be puckered in a chair near the computer for the 7:05PM CT start time for some coverage of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (7-4), Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, Texas League game.

Photo credit - Justin White

Amazingly my night leading up to the third start of the season for my son was restful. Not a normal occurrence for this anxious Dad of a professional baseball prospect but I am grateful for the unusual solid night of sleep. Unable to articulate the emotions that lead up to John Lamb starts. The overwhelming sense of excitement, pride and just being anxious can create an obtuse day of research and work while waiting for the game.

A pleasant conversation with John, the day following his last start, revealed the same young man who is excited about the professional baseball journey which allows him to travel to new places and meet new people around this great game. John seemed genuinely thrilled with a chance to pitch in Corpus Christi, TX for the first time in his career and adamant about feeling good during the early stages of the season.

Our family has not seen John pitch in a televised game during his minor league assignments since the 2009 season while in the Pioneer League. It’s really the little things like today which can create a special experience around the Lamb household. Tonight the Naturals and John Lamb (0-0, 4.05) are set to go against the Hooks and Jonnathan Aristil (0-1, 3.86) in the Southern coastal community of Corpus Christi on a television feed from and we will be intently tuned in for this Texas League event.

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